- This is a pair of red children’s shoes made around 1875-1920. During the mid-1800s, shoe factories began replacing family centered artisan business. The work was centralized, regulated and supervised for greater efficiency and subsequently lower costs to consumers. This change, though, meant workers no longer labored at home, set their own hours nor worked at their own pace and consequently changed their lives.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- shoes, pair of
- date made
- overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 14.605 cm x 6.35 cm
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- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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